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Channel Tunnel delays rife as services resume

Rail services through the Channel Tunnel have started again after a safety scare on Saturday - but passengers have been warned delays can be expected. Eleven Eurostar trains were cancelled on Sunday, January 18, as the tunnel was closed due to a fire on a lorry. The incident, which happened in the... Read more

FCO Advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issued advice to British holiday-makers in Europe, in tune with Foreign Secretary David Miliband's comments on GMTV this morning: You should continue to make your way directly to Calais, other Channel ports and other northern European ports. In addition ... Read more

David Miliband advises Calais route

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has advised Britons stranded in Europe to head to Calais to catch a ferry back to England: Mr Miliband told GMTV: "This is an unprecedented situation, it is affecting the whole of northern Europe, so our priority is first, to make the most of the hole in the cl... Read more

The Ultimate List of Cruise Holidays

Cruise holidays have evolved. The landscape of uninterested couples sipping martinis has slid off the dance floor and into folklore. Those of us who are cruise virgins can now be incentivised not only by the fact that you pay up-front (and therefore stick to a budget) but that you can experience eve... Read more

Best of - Award Winning Beaches

Hitting the beach this summer?  Looking for guaranteed crowd-free shores and glistening blue water?  Look no further!  Here’s our guide to Europe’s award winning and highly acclaimed beaches – all with blue flag status.Rabbit Beach – SicilyVoted best beach in the world in Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s ... Read more

Ten excellent reasons to book an autumn getaway

If you've got some holiday left over but you're planning on sitting on it until something better comes along, don't. Here at Columbus Direct, we urge you to seize the day and make the most of the big wide world - and here are ten reasons why you should book that autumn break. 1) Apart from various ... Read more

Part one of the complete guide to driving Route 66

It's a dream for so many people: travelling along the fabled Route 66 in a Mustang convertible, the sun setting, the mountains casting dreamy shadows over the dusty prairies and gentle country music providing the perfect soundtrack to this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Or something like that. A re... Read more

Christmas booze cruisers urged to stay alert in Calais

A senior Eurotunnel executive has warned people heading to Calais for 'booze cruises' that migrants at Calais may attempt to target their vehicles as a means of getting into the UK. There are huge numbers of migrants camped out by the ferry terminals, looking for vehicles to smuggle themselves onto... Read more

Cold snap may lead to weekend travel delays

A cold snap heading for Britain could cause travel chaos this weekend, as temperatures could drop as low as -7°C. The bad weather, triggered by snowstorms in the US, could also bring freezing, heavy rain and strong winds. There's a good chance that these adverse conditions could wreak havoc on tra... Read more

Digging deep: The ten best cemeteries around the world

You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the reaper. Well, that’s what Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey taught us - and what better way to remember your mortality than while you're on holiday? We’ve compiled a list of the best and most awe-inspiring cemeteries... Read more

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